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Concepts in LArSoft, CI, Algorithms – April 2016

Concepts in LArSoft

The goal of this material is to help new LArSoft users understand the big picture of what is going on within the code. The aim is not to show specific code examples but to lay the foundation for the conceptual understanding of the basic steps in simulation, geometry, reconstruction, algorithms, services and designing, coding and testing LArSoft. The main page can be found here.

Continuous Integration documentation update

Katherine Lato and Vito Benedetto created a new high-level page linked from Designing, Coding and Testing page for Continuous Integration. They updated the associated Redmine wiki pages as well, starting with the main CI wiki page.

Documenting Algorithms

We’ve started documenting the algorithms in LArSoft, and need your help. If you have an algorithm name and an email, you can get started. See this page for more information. As an example of an algorithm added, Bruce Baller added the information for ClusterCrawlerAlg. It can be seen here with a link to more detailed information.


LArSoft forum, redmine – February 2016

There is a forum outside of Fermilab, hosted by the University of Manchester, to discuss LArTPC software. This forum, called, has been in existence for several years. Andrzej Szelc administers the site with the help of several moderators. These moderators are experienced users of LArSoft and  are part of the LArSoft Collaboration.  Please consider adding your suggestions to the various topics such as:


Redmine is a web-based software project management application which includes a documentation wiki. Erica Snider and Katherine Lato continue to update the LArSoft Redmine pages, starting from the main page and going through all lower-level items. Ones of interest include:


There will be regular notes about issues of interest to LArSoft developers and users. Please contact if you have suggestions about what to include or if you have feedback.

What is INSPIRE for LArSoft Notes? – December 2015

INSPIRE  is a High-Energy Physics (HEP) literature database. It is possible to have private views. See this page for information about how to login to see LArSoft documents. There is not a  login link on the main page, because it would be misleading for most INSPIRE users. None of the notes collections of any experiment is accessible via the main landing page of INSPIRE. So you have to login to see the ‘LArSoft Notes’ document, but that means they aren’t publicly available even though they’re in INSPIRE.